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Prolonged diapause occurs in a number of insects and is interpreted as a way to evade adverse conditions. The winter pine processionary moths (Thaumetopoea pityocampa and Th. wilkinsoni) are important pest of pines and cedars in the Mediterranean region. They are...

["Biogeography","Entomology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27403v1
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Ecological metrics and assemblages of three orders of aquatic insects (Odonata, Coleoptera and Trichoptera – OCT) in an industrial canal system affected by dredging were studied. Five sites (a river as a control site and canals) along the Vistula River in Central...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27404v1
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We report a nocturnal insect swarm observed aboard the oceanographic ship Cruzeiro do Sul of the Brazilian Navy, while conducting a survey of the Montague guyot (seamount), 389 km distant from the nearest land in the South Atlantic. The insects came from open sea...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27399v1
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Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management (IPPM) advocates a pollinator-friendly approach to Integrated Pest Management (IPM), with emphasis on the need to protect pollinators from the harmful effects of chemical pesticides. However, in order to link the goals...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27346v1
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The advent of Next Generation Sequencing has reduced sequencing costs and increased genomic projects from a huge amount of organismal taxa, generating an unprecedented amount of genomic datasets publicly available. Often, only a tiny fraction of outstanding relevance...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27342v1
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Background. Ambrosia beetles include well-known invasive pests, but most species established in non-native areas do not cause any significant impact. Here we report the recent invasion and rapid spread of Ambrosiodmus minor in the Southeastern US. Methods: We used...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Mycology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27334v1
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Ensign wasps (Hymenoptera: Evaniidae) develop as predators of cockroach eggs (Blattodea), have a wide distribution and exhibit numerous interesting biological phenomena. The taxonomy of this lineage has been the subject of several recent, intensive efforts, but...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27329v1
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We propose a biologically-inspired research agenda with parallel tracks aimed at AI and AI safety. The bottom-up component consists of building a sequence of biophysically realistic simulations of simple organisms such as the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, the...

["Animal Behavior","Computational Biology","Entomology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27321v1
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Hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) are among the most important pollinators, although they attract less attention than bees. They are usually thought to be rather opportunistic flower visitors, although previous studied demonstrated that they show colour preferences...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26516v2
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The citrus fruit fly Bactrocera (Tetradacus) minax is a major and devastating agricultural pest in Asian subtropical countries. Previous studies have shown that B. minax interacts with hosts via an efficient chemosensory system. However, knowledge regarding the...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27297v1
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Hyblaea puera (Lepidoptera: Hyblaeidae), is considered as a serious pest of teak in India and other tropical regions. It causes entire defoliation of teak trees and results in huge timber loss thereby decreasing forest productivity. Hyblaea puera Nucleopolyhedrovirus...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27290v1
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We aimed to examine mechanistically the observed foraging differences across two honey bee, Apis mellifera, subspecies using the Proboscis Extension Response (PER) assay. Specifically, we compared differences in appetitive reversal learning ability between honey...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27274v1
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Narrow-winged damselflies (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) can be observed in a variety of habitats, by both professional collectors and amateur odonatologists. Their abundance and ease of recognition has resulted in a large amount of occurrence data, which can be used...

["Biogeography","Entomology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27261v1
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The owlflies (Family Ascalaphidae) belong to the Neuroptera but are often mistaken as dragonflies because of morphological characters. To date, only three mitochondrial genomes of Ascalaphidae, namely Libelloides macaronius; Ascaloptynx appendiculatus; Ascalohybris...

["Entomology","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27183v2
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Butterflies can directly absorb heat from the sun via their wings to facilitate autonomous flight. However, how is the heat absorbed by the butterfly from sunlight stored and transmitted in the wing? The scientifc question remains unclear. Thus, in this study,...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27200v1
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